By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Jan. 12, 2013
The most important thing missing from Chris McMillan’s life was true love.
He was 35 and he still hadn’t found the one.
“Basically, I was deciding to give up on love,” says Chris.
Then he decided to test the waters of love with the dating website, Plenty of Fish.
Unknown to him, someone else in Squamish was contemplating the very same thing.
Sarah Tambosso was also logging on to Plenty of Fish, after a few relationships didn’t work out the way she intended them to be.
During her seven years in the resort town of Whistler, Sarah had managed to keep and sustain only two long term relationships. Shortly after her move to Squamish, five years ago, she met the father of her son at Cornucopia in Whistler.
“I won’t get into the details of the relationship but needless to say, we didn’t follow through with the engagement,” says Sarah.
Things went south with another suitor as well.
Once on Plenty of Fish, she decided to restrict her criteria to men based in the Sea to Sky region.
A few weeks later, she decided to ‘Send a Flirt’ to a guy she thought looked cute.
Meanwhile, a woman caught Chris’s eye at the local grocery store he works at. He decided to walk over and say hello, but noticed she had a small boy with her. He assumed she was in a relationship, and backed off.
A few days later, he received a flirt from a woman he seemed to recognize. It was the same woman he was about to say hello to at the grocery store !
After numerous messages back and forth on Plenty of Fish, they finally came up with a day where they could meet at Nexen Beach in Squamish.
They went for a walk through some trails in the area and the conversation flowed really well.
“I remember feeling like we had known each other for years,” Chris says.
They went on several dates and soon found themselves spending most of their free time together.
“Right from the first moment we met, it felt like we were old friends” says Sarah.
They enjoyed each other’s company so much that they decided to move in together in September of this year.
On November 30, 2012, Chris proposed marriage to Sarah who very excitedly agreed.
They plan to get married sometime in 2013.
“One just has to believe love is possible,” says Chris.
Their relationship grew and evolved over time, adjusting to life as a family of four.
Sarah, Chris, Adam and Buddah, the bulldog, live happily ever after in a small townhouse in downtown Squamish.